Chicken Caesar Salad – The Cookie Rookie®


A bed of romaine lettuce topped with juicy chicken breast, croutons and parmesan, and drizzled in a homemade dressing–this classic chicken caesar salad is always a favorite! Simple to make and loaded with flavor and crunchy textures, it’s perfect to serve for a tasty lunch.

close up of chicken caesar salad in a wooden serving bowl.

Caesar Salad with Chicken

A traditional chicken caesar salad is always a favorite. When done well, it is simply divine! So simple, but wonderfully delicious, it’s always welcome at my table!

I love the crunchy textures of the croutons next to the juicy chicken, and the romaine lettuce brings a fresh and light flavor. When drizzled with my homemade creamy and rich Caesar dressing, it’s impossible to resist!

Be sure to try my Baked Caesar Chicken and Kale Caesar Salad too!

Why You’ll Love this Easy Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe:

  • QUICK AND EASY: Simple to prep and plate, this can be served in 15 minutes, so it’s a great option for a quick and tasty lunch.
  • MAKE AHEAD: You can easily prep the elements of this salad ahead of time, so it takes minutes to whip up when you want to serve it. Definitely meal prep friendly!
  • KID FRIENDLY: This classic salad is one that the whole family will enjoy, even the pickiest of eaters!

Easy to make and so delicious, it’s no wonder why a chicken caesar salad is so popular! Whip this up at home in no time at all for one yummy plate of food!

chicken caesar salad in a wooden serving bowl.

How to Make Chicken Caesar Salad

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

  1. Mix together the ingredients for the Caesar salad dressing.
  2. Toss the lettuce with half of the dressing.
  3. Place on a plate and top with cooked chicken breasts, croutons and parmesan.
  4. Drizzle with more dressing to serve.
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Is chicken caesar salad healthy?

Although it is a salad, chicken caesar salad is not necessarily healthy, as it is high in calories, fats, and sodium. Here, I’ve swapped in Greek yogurt in place of the traditional mayonnaise, which does make the dressing a little lighter than the usual.

How many calories are in chicken caesar salad?

This recipe makes 4 servings that are 346 calories each.

What kind of chicken should I put on a caesar salad?

This salad is great because it’s so adaptable. I like to use rotisserie chicken in a rush, but you can use any leftover cooked chicken you have on hand!

Where can I find anchovy paste?

Anchovy paste is usually in the condiments section of the grocery store, but it can also sometimes be found in the canned goods section with the tinned fish.

Can I add other vegetables to caesar salad?

Absolutely! Add your favorite veggies and toppings, such as chopped cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, or shredded kale.

Serving Suggestions

This chicken Caesar salad recipe makes for a great little lunch or appetizer, but you can easily serve it up with favorite sides like:

However you decide to serve it, this salad is sure to be a hit with everyone! You can’t go wrong with this recipe!

chicken caesar salad in a wooden serving bowl.
close up of chicken caesar salad.

Make Ahead Instructions

This salad is best enjoyed right when it’s made. You can, however, prepare the ingredients ahead of time. Wash the lettuce and prepare the cooked chicken up to 1 day in advance. Make the dressing and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Toss everything together just before serving.

Storage Instructions

While caesar salad is best enjoyed on the day it is made, it will keep well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. Beyond that, it will begin to wilt and turn slimy.

Chicken Options

You can really use any kind of chicken for this recipe. Try some of these favorites:

close up of chicken caesar salad in a wooden serving bowl.

There are so many reasons why a chicken Caesar salad has been so popular for so many years. The creamy and tangy dressing, the crunchy croutons and that juicy chicken breast, what’s not to love?! It’s time to make your lunchtimes tastier!

If you make this recipe be sure to upload a photo in the comment section below or leave a rating. Enjoy!



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